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Ann Cannon

Last Updated Oct 29, 2014 06:56PM

Watching the World Series this past week has caused me to reflect upon the nature of fandom—its high and its lows. Especially its lows. Every time I watched a game, I was almost morbidly aware that half the people present …

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  • Moluccan cockatoo Zeppy looks for treats inside a pumpkin at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The Zoo was established in 1904 as a small menagerie at Wheeler Park. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Ann Cannon: Halloween lover or hater: which one are you?
    Have you ever had a friend with whom you are so simpatico that you assume the two of you like all the same things? The same TV shows (“The Good Wife”) …
    Updated Oct 22 2014 10:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Play ball! Sports-themed books will score with young readers
    If you’re into sports, then the month of October is as good as it gets. Football, postseason baseball, preseason NBA basketball — and a variety of spo …
    Updated Oct 20 2014 09:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: One year later: Great Basin National Park
    Some of you may recall an open letter I wrote to Utah Sen. Mike Lee this time last year. I was a little peeved (!) about the fact that the Great Basin …
    Updated Oct 16 2014 04:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Grandchildren, and the benefits of looking at the past
    When you’re young, you think a lot about the future. Where will you live? Whom will you marry? How many kids will you have? What will you be when y …
    Updated Oct 15 2014 02:18 pm   |     |   Share


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    OK, FIRST. I want to make one thing perfectly clear. I think a woman should be able to do whatever she wants to do with her hair. My friend Shelley r …
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    Every morning when my husband and I walk our dogs, we see kids on their way to Wasatch Elementary, which causes me to reflect on all the ways their sc …
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Dawn Houghton's Book Wagon program provides books to children from underserved populations in the Salt Lake Valley. Q&A: The ABCs of the Salt Lake Valley Book Wagon
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    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Listen to your mother, especially if there’s something growing on your nose
    So I’ve had this thing growing on the end of my nose for a while, but I didn’t worry about it. Worrying about things growing on the end of other peopl …
    Updated Oct 03 2014 02:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    So I’ve had this thing growing on the end of my nose for a while, but I didn’t worry about it. Worrying about things growing on the end of other peopl …
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